History Main / UndeadHorseTrope

17th Jan '17 5:32:47 PM Euodiachloris
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* CourtlyLove: Undead for about five hundred years now. Famous {{subver|tedTrope}}sions appear as far back as ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' and ''Literature/TheCanterburyTales''.

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* CourtlyLove: Undead for about five hundred years now.now, yet still clocking up regular hours in many forms, while never just limited to {{Main/Fantasy}}. Famous {{subver|tedTrope}}sions appear as far back as ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' and ''Literature/TheCanterburyTales''.
6th Jan '17 7:51:46 PM ZombieAladdin
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* ScoringPoints: Recent games removed points entirely, or goes as far as to even ''mock'' the trope. Yet even today, many casual games and shmups still play it straight (mainly as a sop to hardcore players so they can compare scores).

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* ScoringPoints: Recent games removed points entirely, or goes as far as to even ''mock'' the trope. Yet even today, many casual games and shmups still play it straight (mainly as a sop to hardcore players so they can compare scores). Non-redemption arcade games also still focus on scoring points to this day, with the exception of fighting games, as it's an easy way of showing off your superior skill (or luck).
5th Jan '17 11:24:10 PM BackgroundGuy
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* DumbAndDrummer: It's certainly true that there are some very intelligent drummers out there, and certainly there was never just the stupid rock 'n' roll drummer. But there's a reason jokes about this trope are still funny here and now; even if we all know the stereotype, there will always be a drummer - or [[SturgeonsLaw 9 out of every 10]] - who fits some aspect of this trope to a T.
31st Dec '16 12:09:53 AM Pastykake
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* AnimatedMusical: Animation and music have always been closely related since UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfAnimation, with both mediums relying on timing and thus perfect compliments to each other. Because of this, it remains a NecessaryWeasel in [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney films]] and other family-oriented animation even as it's mocked elsewhere.

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* AnimatedMusical: Animation and music have always been closely related since UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfAnimation, with UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfAnimation; both mediums relying media rely on timing and thus perfect compliments to perfectly complement each other. Because of this, it remains a NecessaryWeasel in [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney films]] and other family-oriented animation even as it's mocked elsewhere.



* BigNo: The parodies of this have been around for quite a while, even so it is still being played straight

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* BigNo: The parodies of this have been around for quite a while, but even so so, it is still being played straightstraight.
1st Dec '16 12:05:38 PM N1KF
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* OutOfContextEavesdropping: Played straight most of the time, but ripe for {{Lampshading}} or [[SubvertedTrope subversion]].

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* OutOfContextEavesdropping: Played straight most of the time, but ripe for {{Lampshading}} or [[SubvertedTrope subversion]].{{subver|tedTrope}}sion.
* PaperThinDisguise: While this was once mostly played straight in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation because of RuleOfFunny, newer works seem to be split between {{subvert|edTrope}}ing it and playing it straight.



* PoorMansPorn: Due to [[ValuesDissonance the British (and other) government's]] attempt at "opt-in" filters, this trope will be played straight until governments realizes that [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped not everything pornographic is bad.]]

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* PoorMansPorn: Due to [[ValuesDissonance the British (and other) government's]] attempt at "opt-in" filters, this trope will be played straight until governments realizes that [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped not everything pornographic is bad.]]bad]],



* PowerOfFriendship and PowerOfLove: Old and cliched? Yes. Does that stop people from using them today? Definitely no. Not only that, but both of them are still two good morals to teach to people (as long as you're not anvilicious about them).

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* PowerOfFriendship and PowerOfLove: Old and cliched? Yes. Does that stop people from using them today? Definitely no. Not only that, but both of them are still two good morals to teach to people (as long as you're not anvilicious {{anvilicious}} about them).
12th Nov '16 5:18:25 PM bwburke94
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* TalkAboutTheWeather: Small talk simply [[BlatantLies can't be portrayed any other way.]]

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* TalkAboutTheWeather: Small What ''else'' are people going to make small talk simply [[BlatantLies can't be portrayed any other way.]]about?
4th Nov '16 7:27:54 PM whunt
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* TheFourChordsOfPop: No matter how sick we are of hearing the same progression over and over, no matter how much it gets mocked, no matter how hackneyed and unoriginal these chords may be, they have been with us since 17th century Baroque music and are showing no signs of going away anytime soon. It certainly doesn't hurt that even [[http://www.easyeartraining.com/learn/four-chords-and-the-truth/ social science]] has proven their efficiency and appeal to the human ear.
7th Oct '16 12:06:35 PM Xtifr
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Some tropes that reach this state eventually ascend into OmnipresentTropes or {{Necessary Weasel}}s, ones that are more like the building blocks of a story which would severely limit writers' options if they were taken off the market. The majority remain {{necess|aryWeasel}}ities for genre and narrative reasons for which non-cliched explanations have yet to be able to provide a suitable alternative. Sometimes, they persist because of a GrandfatherClause.

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Some tropes that reach this state eventually ascend into OmnipresentTropes or {{Necessary Weasel}}s, OmnipresentTropes, ones that are more like the building blocks of a story which would severely limit writers' options if they were taken off the market. The majority remain {{necess|aryWeasel}}ities for genre and narrative reasons for which non-cliched explanations have yet to be able to provide a suitable alternative. Sometimes, they persist because of a GrandfatherClause.
7th Oct '16 12:05:35 PM Xtifr
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Some tropes that reach this state eventually ascend into OmnipresentTropes, ones that are more like the building blocks of a story which would severely limit writers' options if they were taken off the market. The majority remain {{necess|aryWeasel}}ities for genre and narrative reasons for which non-cliched explanations have yet to be able to provide a suitable alternative. Sometimes, they persist because of a GrandfatherClause.

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Some tropes that reach this state eventually ascend into OmnipresentTropes, OmnipresentTropes or {{Necessary Weasel}}s, ones that are more like the building blocks of a story which would severely limit writers' options if they were taken off the market. The majority remain {{necess|aryWeasel}}ities for genre and narrative reasons for which non-cliched explanations have yet to be able to provide a suitable alternative. Sometimes, they persist because of a GrandfatherClause.
27th Aug '16 7:00:38 PM GlassSpires
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* DeathByChildbirth: Even though puerperal fever is rare in developed countries, the HandWave that "Hey, it can still happen!" makes it a great FreudianExcuse. And pueperal fever is not the only thing that can go wrong in childbirth by a long shot. And there are still period pieces [[JustifiedTrope where it shouldn't be rare at all]]. (Parodied, for example, in ''Film/TheDictator'', where Aladeen's mother is said to have "died in childbirth", but that's only because she was immediately smothered with a pillow so that her son could be raised by the state.)

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* DeathByChildbirth: Even though puerperal fever this is rare in developed countries, the HandWave that "Hey, it can still happen!" makes it a great FreudianExcuse. And pueperal fever is not the only thing that can go wrong in childbirth by a long shot.FreudianExcuse. And there are still period pieces [[JustifiedTrope where it shouldn't be rare at all]]. (Parodied, for example, in ''Film/TheDictator'', where Aladeen's mother is said to have "died in childbirth", but that's only because she was immediately smothered with a pillow so that her son could be raised by the state.)
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